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Mississippi State Tuition & Cost

Mississippi State, Mississippi

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How much does it cost to attend?

In State Mississippi Resident Sticker Price
$25,904
In State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$8,800
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,436
Other Expenses Budget$5,358
Out of State Resident Sticker Price
$40,944
Out of State Costs for Mississippi State University
Fee Cost
Tuition$23,840
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$110
Room and Board $10,436
Other Expenses Budget$5,358

Residents of Mississippi pay an annual total price of $25,904 to attend Mississippi State University on a full time basis. This fee is comprised of $8,800 for tuition, $10,436 room and board, $1,200 for books and supplies and $110 for other fees.

Out of state residents are charged a total cost of $40,944 which is 58.1% higher than Mississippi residents. The tuition charge is $23,840 while room and board is $10,436, books and supplies are $1,200 and other fees come in at $110.

All price data is sourced from the 2019/2020 U.S. Department of Education National Center for Education Statistics survey.
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Net Price

Net price is indicative of what it actually costs to attend Mississippi State University when typical grants and scholarships are considered. The net price varies by family income and financial need.

Average Net Price 2018/2019
$16,471
Net Price by Income Mississippi State University
Family Income Net Price Paid
$0 to $30,000$13,986
$30,001 to $48,000$13,799
$48,001 to $75,000$18,007
$75,001 to $110,000$19,558
$110,000+$19,741

The average reported annual net price for Mississippi State University for students receiving grants or scholarship aid was $16,471 in 2018/2019. Net price includes tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and average cost for room and board and other expenses

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Financial Aid

95% of full-time undergrad Mississippi State University received financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, fellowships from the institution or from Federal, State or local government agencies. This aid averaged $11,561 per student during the 2019/2020 school year. Grant and scholarship aid does not need to be paid back. 49% of students received Federal Student Loans averaging $5,479 and 6% of undergrads took out private student loans averaging $13,533.

Finanical Aid Mississippi State University
Type Avg./Student Students Receiving
Total Grant and Scholarship Aid $11,561 95%
Institutional Grants and Scholarships $9,969 86%
Pell Grants $4,812 32%
Other Federal Grants $1,085 3%
State and Local Grants $2,289 37%
Federal Student Loans $5,479 49%
Other Student Loans $13,533 6%

Student Loans

To gauge a more realistic picture of what it may really cost you out of pocket to go to Mississippi State University, we've modeled a ten year student loan with an original principal value of $53,080. The loan balance of $53,080 is a four year multiple of the $13,270 average net price. This is a estimate of what you could owe upon graduation if you were to qualify for average financial aid and what a degree really may cost. Should you not qualify for financial aid, you may owe significantly more when you graduate. Based on these assumptions, a monthly repayment of $506 could be required to satisfy your student loan.

Please note that financial aid is not guaranteed and is only available for qualifying students. Federal Student Loans are not grants and must be repaid with interest. The current Stafford loan interest rate is 2.75%.

Example Loan $53,080
Stafford Loan Interest Rate 2.75%
Time to Pay Off Student Loan 10 years
Example Monthly Payment $506.44
Total Interest Paid $7,693.01
Sum of All Loan Payments $60,773.01

Projected 4 Year Degree Price

4 Year Sticker Price
$103,616
Year Mississippi Residents Non Residents
1 $25,904 $40,944
2 $27,108 $42,848
3 $28,369 $44,840
4 $29,688 $46,925

Based on published tuition prices, we estimate the current cost of a 4 year bachelor's degree and living expenses at Mississippi State University to be $103,616 - assuming graduation in normal time. The estimation assumes a 4.6% annual increase over the next 4 years which has been the recent trend for this school.

Credit Hour Cost and Price per Class

Credit Hour and Class Costs at Mississippi State University
Price Per Credit 3 Credit Class 4 Credit Class
Mississippi Residents $371 $1,113 $1,484
Out of State Residents $998 $2,994 $3,992

Estimated cost for a class at Mississippi State University based on published credit hour prices. Note that not all schools allow single class enrollment. These prices should be used for comparison purposes as to how much it may cost to take a class at Mississippi State University versus other colleges.

Tuition Payment Plans Available

Mississippi State University Payment Plans
Tuition Payment Plan No
Prepaid Tuition Plan Yes
Alternative Tuition Plan Yes
Guaranteed Tuition Plan No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=176080 IPEDS survey data for Mississippi State University.